Community is at the heart of Community Supported Agriculture.
As the farmers, the community that supports us allows us to feel financially comfortable undertaking such a risky occupation.
You allow us to know that we can hire and fairly pay employees for their work.
You allow us to plan, plant, and cultivate crops with confidence that they are paid for and will be enjoyed.
There is also the community within CSA members, which we have renewed commitment to strengthen, through hosting voluntary work days and social events.
We also have a renewed commitment to giving back to the community at large, through education and donations of extra produce.
This year we hosted a group of YMCA day campers and showed them around the farm, asking them to identify the crops.
It was fun for everyone.
Children’s curiosity is endless and this includes food and how it is grown.
Can you believe they all wanted to take armloads of fresh produce home?
I spoke at a couple of elementary schools, where again the produce props were a hit.
Each week, a CSA member arrives at the end of the River market to collect extra produce for a weekly food share program.
We have donated some CSA shares to locate organizations through silent auctions.
Please keep us in mind, if you know of other ways in which we can contribute to enhancing our community, as our community enhances our lives.
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NEWS FROM THE BEND
From planting time to the growing and harvesting seasons,